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Insolvency Service

Bankruptcies hit lowest quarterly level in 15 years

Insolvency Service figures show bankruptcy orders reach lowest level since 1999

29 Oct 2014

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Marussia motors after Caterham into administration

Partners from FRP Advisory appointed joint administrators to Marussia, the second Formula One team to enter administration in a matter of days

28 Oct 2014

Charles Pic at the wheel of the Caterham CT03 in Brazil. Credit - Caterham F1 Team

Smith & Williamson administrators called in to Caterham

Caterham enters administration, while Marussia teeters on brink of collapse

27 Oct 2014

Milsted Langdon welcomes first female insolvency practitioner

Rachel makes company history 17 years after starting at firm

21 Oct 2014

IPs in a predicament over interest rate swap mis-selling

With the statutory six year limitation period on legal action soon to expire, the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products has become an urgent matter for IPs

20 Oct 2014

PwC called in as Ebola-hit London Mining collapses

PwC joint administrators appointed as London Mining collapses into administration

17 Oct 2014

Former Rangers owner Whyte in 15-year directorship ban

Craig Whyte banned from holding company directorships after the Insolvency Service holds he acted without consultation with fellow directors

01 Oct 2014

Begbies warns of challenging year ahead

Begbies braced for difficult year as it continues to suffer from lower levels of corporate insolvencies

30 Sep 2014

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

24 Sep 2014

Easterby latest to leave Baker Tilly for Quantuma

Qualified insolvency practitioner Richard Easterby leaves Baker Tilly to join Quantuma as senior manager

23 Sep 2014

PwC administrators confirm sale of Phones 4U stores

EE and Vodafone snap up Phones 4U stores in deals agreed with administrators from PwC

22 Sep 2014

Companies on the brink of bankruptcy warned of AE obligations

Insolvent businesses will still have to auto-enrol their employees onto pensions schemes

16 Sep 2014

Deloitte administrators appointed as Rileys shuts pool halls

A quarter of Rileys pool and sports bars shut down as Deloitte administrators seek to save struggling business

16 Sep 2014

PwC lined up as Phones 4U administrator

Phones 4U collapses into administration and seeks to appoint PwC

15 Sep 2014

Insolvency specialists expand into Manchester

KSA Group recruits regional manager as it opens office in Manchester

11 Sep 2014

Date set for Deloitte MG Rover appeal

Five day hearing outlined for Deloitte appeal against fines for its MG Rover work

10 Sep 2014

Leonard Curtis arranges sale of Installation Project Services

Joint administrators from Leonard Curtis sell Installation Project Services, preserving 29 jobs

05 Sep 2014

Kahn ‘steps down' from ICAEW's special industry group

Neville Kahn, of whom Vince Cable called on the ICAEW to investigate, quits the institute's special interest insolvency group

02 Sep 2014

Voluntary pre-pack reforms ‘unworkable’, say AA readers

Poll of Accountancy Age readers finds opposition to Teresa Graham's pre-pack reforms

29 Aug 2014

PwC faces $1bn lawsuit over bad MF Global advice

PwC's advice on "repurchase-to-maturity" transactions was a substantial cause of the 2011 collapse of MF Global, judge claims

28 Aug 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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